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    October 21, 2014

    15 People Who Can't Believe How Cheap Gas is in St. Louis Right Now

    If you've filled your car up with gas recently, you may have noticed that prices have been amazingly low recently. Gas prices typically dip as summer ends, but throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and around the country, drivers are finding prices at less than $3 per gallon. Experts say a sl ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: October 8-15

    Pumpkin (spice) season is in full swing, and so is the fall. This means warm, savory creations from St. Louis' best chefs are just waiting to get in your belly. We're not worried about putting on a few pounds this winter if it means we get to eat even a sliver of what's popping up on our Instagram f ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: October 1-7

    We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of food. Gut Check has rounded up our favorite foodie accounts in St. Louis, but there are so many cool photos every week, we wanted to share what St. Louis' best chefs, bartenders and eaters are Instagramming. ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: September 23-30

    We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of food. Gut Check has rounded up our favorite foodie accounts in St. Louis, but there are so many cool photos every week, we wanted to share what St. Louis' best chefs, bartenders and eaters are Instagramming. ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    7 Riverfront Times Best Of Winners You Should Be Following on Instagram, Twitter

    It's our favorite time of year! Here at Daily RFT, there's nothing we like better than recognizing the people, businesses and projects making St. Louis a better place to live. Our 2014 Best Of Awards came out this week, and we're celebrating in a week with a party at the MOTO Museum. You're invited ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: September 15-22

    We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of food. Gut Check has rounded up our favorite foodie accounts in St. Louis, but there are so many cool photos every week, we wanted to share what St. Louis' best chefs, bartenders and eaters are Instagramming. ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Lady Casa: Queen of the Ravers

    By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek Lady Casa is perhaps the country's most famous raver, and something of a cult leader to her tens of thousands of fans. When the Miami native makes a pilgrimage to LA and hosts an event on Venice Beach the day after seeing DJ Armin van Buuren, it quickly turns int ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: September 4-10

    We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of food. Gut Check has rounded up our favorite foodie accounts in St. Louis, but there are so many cool photos every week, we wanted to share what St. Louis' best chefs, bartenders and eaters are Instagramming. ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    A Handy Guide to How Long of a Set Your Band Should Play

    When you purchase a ticket to any concert, you run the risk of not getting the experience you paid for. Outdoor shows get rained out. Favorite songs don't get played. Opening bands go over their allotted time. Sometimes a musician is just having a very bad night. The one variable any musician can fe ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014
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    July 29, 2014

    9 More Local Food-Related Instagrams You Should Be Following

    Instagram was practically created for food. There are even some chefs creating dishes specifically to look good on the photo-sharing site -- it's essentially free advertising. There are tons of active foodies in St. Louis on Instagram, both creators and consumers of delicious dishes. We rounded up e ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014
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    July 24, 2014

    Why Are the Urinals at 801 Chophouse Filled with Ice?

    When our photographer went into the men's room at 801 Chophouse (137 Carondelet Plaza; 314-875-9900) to shoot a portrait for our roundup of the 10 Most Beautiful Bathrooms in St. Louis, the manager wanted to make sure that each urinal contained a fresh bucket of ice. What? Ice in the urinal? We had ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014
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    June 5, 2014
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    May 22, 2014

    7 Outdoor Dinners You Can't Miss This Summer

    All week long we're rolling out content from our Summer Guide 2014. In it you'll find all the best ways to enjoy the season in and around St. Louis. Click here to read the rest of the guide or pick it up in print at the red Riverfront Times box nearest you. When a restaurant uses the term "farm to ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    SE Missouri State Redhawks Accidentally Tweet Pantsless Bathroom Photo (NSFW)

    It's a tale as old as Twitter: A PR peon tweets a harmless message from their employers' official Twitter account and -- oops! -- mistakenly links to the wrong photo. Occasionally, it's a very wrong photo. Southeast Missouri State University became the most recent victim of copy-paste tweeting on ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014

    The Best Rooftop Patios in St. Louis including Cielo, Three Sixty, Element and More

    Even though it's been a bit dreary this week, spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner. St. Louisans covet their favorite patio dining spots for enjoying sunny days, and Gut Check pays homage to a spectacular sub-genre of this experience: rooftops. Even in this low-slung city, the ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    St. Louis Rams Player Posts NSFW Sex Video on Instagram (And No, It's Not Michael Sam)

    While the media spent all weekend covering Michael Sam's post-NFL draft celebratory kiss with boyfriend Vito Cammisano, another story about a St. Louis Rams player's PDA has received nowhere near the attention it deserves. In a hilarious social-media blunder, Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt posted a ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    10 Must-Try New Summer Cocktails

    Cocktail season is here and bartenders throughout St. Louis have sweetened their menus with flavors of the summer. Gut Check has the perfect cocktail list to pair with sun-filled days and steamy nights.

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    May 6, 2014

    LouFest Early-Bird Passes On Sale Now, Lineup Soon

    LouFest early-bird passes are officially on sale now. The tickets are $75 for a two-day pass, as opposed to the $95 you can expect to pay after the lineup is announced.

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    May 1, 2014

    10 Best Mexican Restaurants for Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

    Wondering where to go to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Look no further -- Gut Check's got the guide to the best spots for celebrating the holiday. Hit any or all up for the best tacos, margaritas and sopapillas St. Louis has to offer, not to mention giveaways, special brew releases and more. See also: H ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014

    Oklahoma State Loses Cotton Bowl to Missouri, Gets Rings Anyway [PHOTOS]

    The Oklahoma State University Cowboys may not have won the 2014 Cotton Bowl game against the University of Missouri, but that doesn't mean they can't remember it forever with some fancy rings.

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    April 29, 2014

    Hugh Jackman Fed the Beast at Pappy's

    Hugh Jackman was in St. Louis Monday for WWE Raw (because he's Wolverine?) and stopped for a quintessential St. Louis meal: barbecue. The X-Men star got ribs at Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340). Good choice. See also: Jimmy Fallon Visits Crown Candy Kitchen

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    March 17, 2014

    6 Local Urban Explorers You Should Be Following On Instagram

    There is an insatiable appetite in St. Louis to see forgotten, abandoned and hidden spaces. The greater metropolitan area is full of them (like this ballroom, or this mall, or this hospital). At its worst, these images are called "ruin porn," a voyeuristic way for people to shake their heads at urba ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Snoopify Is a Disaster That's Only Getting Worse

    By Jennifer Swann Since launching in May, Snoop Dogg's Snoopify app has transformed millions of otherwise boring Instagram photos into virtual g-thangs, with the help of digital "stickers": blunts, cash money and chicken n' waffles. According to a recent press release from its promoters, it boasts ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    Five Things Every Cat Should Know About St. Louis

    St. Charles Community College wins the Internet. In the video "Five Things Every Cat Should Know About St. Louis," Gus the cat adorably explains five of the best things about the Lou. They hit all the St. Louis highlights: Ted Drewes frozen custard, Imo's Pizza, the Cardinals, the Magic House and ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    Millennials: You Don't Know How to Party

    Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you -- #realtalk -- you do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods b ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    8 Local Food-Related Instagrams You Should Be Following

    Most people use Instagram for selfies, but for some -- especially food professionals -- it's a place to share what they're making, brewing and growing. It's also where chefs and restaurateurs share where they're eating and supporting the rest of the local food economy. Some of these Instagrammers al ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013
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    September 12, 2013

    Next Year's LouFest Will Be September 6-7, 2014 In Forest Park

    The dust has only just settled on this year's installment of LouFest and already its organizers are looking to next year's event. LouFest 2014 will take place September 6 and 7, again in Forest Park. Here's the announcement from the mailing list e-mail: LouFest 2013 is officially in the books! Than ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Cardinals Launch "Nestflix" Instagram Series Starring Phyllis Smith, Fredbird (VIDEOS)

    Forget Netflix -- the St. Louis Cardinals have found an even better platform for their original television series. Instagram! The Cardinals yesterday debuted the so-called "#Nestflix Instagram Video Original Series #TheFrontOffice," with three fifteen-second episodes and more to come over the next ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    The Crossing Competes in James Beard Foundation Taste America Challenge

    The Crossing (7823 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-721-7375) is the only restaurant in St. Louis and one of two in Missouri (the other is Jasper's Restaurant in Kansas City) to compete in the James Beard Foundation's Taste America Local Dish Challenge. Basically, you could help Operation Food Search ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    5 Rap/Cereal Collaborations We'd Like to See Next

    Everyone has been all abuzz the past few weeks about Nelly's partnership with Honey Nut Cheerios. (Eh, not really, we just wanted to use that super cool pun.) So we got to thinking -- what other rappers should land cereal deals? See also: Nelly Explains His New Honey Nut Cheerios Commercial

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    July 3, 2013

    St. Louis Rams' Tavon Austin In Trouble For Following Strippers On Twitter?

    What's more inappropriate social media behavior for a an athlete -- announcing on Instagram that you are "strip club ready" or following some strippers on Twitter? At the St. Louis Rams, you can do both! Though your bosses may not be entirely pleased. In April, we reported on Rams' "rookie of the ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    "Strip Club Ready": Why You Should Follow the Rams' Janoris Jenkins on Instagram

    What do you do after the St. Louis Rams name you the team's "rookie of the year"? If you're cornerback Janoris Jenkins, you apparently head back to your home state of Florida and let your freak flag fly on the Internet. Jenkins (or his clone) is all over Instagram these days, posting images under ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Quitting Your Job At 35 to Join A Band: Best or Worst Idea Ever?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    SXSW 2013: Critically Important Questions Raised By This Year's Event

    Editor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? 5. How far can yo ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Slay Versus Reed: It's Time to Press the Reset Button

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Missouri Botanical Garden Wants to Know What St. Louis Eats

    We all photograph our food these days. Just look at Instagram -- half the images in your newsfeed are bound to depict someone's dinner. Our food choices are inconsequential -- yesterday's lunch means nothing today, lest you be struck down with food poisoning. But what do our food choices say about S ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    The 15 Best Imo's Pizza Photos on Instagram

    To the initiated, the square beyond compare is more than a pizza. It's a...it's a muse. Herewith, to get your weekend started on the right note, the fifteen best Imo's shots on Instagram.

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    February 6, 2013

    Karaoke Songs to Put Your Significant Other In the Mood

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Meet Your 2013 RFT Web Awards Judges

    "Nothing demonstrates what a critical asshole I am more than judging the RFT Web Awards." -- Anonymous So said one of our esteemed judges during a marathon session this week to determine this year's RFT Web Awards winner and finalists. It's true. Our judges are a discerning bunch for good reason. A ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Karlie Kloss and Victoria's Secret Under Fire for "Indian" Runway Lingerie Look

    An outfit worn by Webster Groves-native Karlie Kloss in the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Wednesday has the company under fire. Kloss strutted down the runway in a Native American-themed ensemble, featuring a feather headdress with tails down to the floor. She looked super hot in it and ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012
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    July 12, 2012
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    July 10, 2012

    Demond Meek's iPhone Shots of Crumbling STL Get International Attention

    Another absorbing entry in the "ruin porn" genre: Professional lens-wielder Demond Meek recently went around his native St. Louis to document architectural decline. He used only his iPhone and uploaded to Instagram. On Friday, the Mail Online -- the most visited website on the entire planet -- ran a ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    MTV Picks Up Late Night Show Starring Kirkwood-born Comic Nikki Glaser

    This autumn, Jon Stewart, Chelsea Handler and Conan O'Brien may be getting a lil' STL-flavored competition in their late-night time slot. (If that sounds obscene to you....GOOD). Nikki Glaser -- a 28-year-old Kirkwood native, standup comic and Instagram enthusiast -- will be co-starring in a new wee ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Mind Your Fucking iPhones

    For as long as tattooed cool kids have piled onto stages and jammed their little hearts out, there have been jerks in the crowd spewing bad vibes and threatening to ruin everyone's night. Whether it's the grown man who throws elbows at teenagers to get to the front, the drunk couple who's dry-humpin ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012
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